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The Life Writer

Author : David Constantine
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Genre : Fiction
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Following the death of her husband, a literary biographer resolves to turn her professional skills to the task of piecing together aspects of his life, in particular, a journey he made years before they met – a hitchhike through France that he had tried to tell her about in the last few hours of his life. Picking her way through bundles of letters and postcards from five decades earlier, Katrin begins to uncover a life she knew nothing of, and an expedition that exceeded anything her professional, biographical subjects ever undertook. ‘Think of me then,’ her husband beseeched her, at the roadside, thumb in the air, gaily setting forth, ‘never forget me then.’ David Constantine’s passionate tale of grief and rediscovery marks only the second foray into novel writing for an author whose short fiction has won international acclaim. A great work of literature, he reminds us, is never finished, it is ‘a living and moving thing, alive in all its parts in every fibre’, designed to be inexhaustible and to outlive. As Katrin’s journey proves, the lives of those we love are similarly inexhaustible, they keep on offering up new revelations, possessing the people they leave behind, and forever needing to be re-written.

John Galt

Author : Ian Alistair Gordon
ISBN : UOM:39015003680124
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Become A Freelance Writer And Live The Life You Desire

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Outside The Box

Author : Maria Meindl
ISBN : 9780773586383
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Years later, Maria took on the daunting task of sorting through Mona's mountain of papers to create an archive for the University of Toronto's Fisher Rare Book Library. The chaotic state of the boxes reflected Mona's flamboyant and demanding personality, yet they also drew an important picture of the life of a Canadian freelancer in the twentieth century. Mona had begun publishing poetry and features in newspapers in the 1920s and published three books of poetry in the 1940s. In the 1950s, at a time when many women were retreating from the public sphere, she had a successful radio career. Her later journals and letters recount, in agonizing detail, a downward spiral into self-doubt, poverty, and addiction. Maria soon discovered that the truth of Mona’s life was even more fascinating than her stories. Outside the Box brings to life a thinly documented era in Canadian letters through the story of one passionate and conflicted woman. It also charts the journey of an unwilling archivist, coming to terms with family secrets, forgotten history, and the stories that are never told.

Jean Stafford

Author : David Roberts
ISBN : 0312302177
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Jean Stafford burst upon the literary scene in 1944, when, at the age of twenty-nine, she published her bestselling novel, Boston Adventure. Three years later, Life magazine hailed her as the "most brilliant of the new fiction writers." Bafflingly, for the rest of her life, Stafford would struggle--and fail--to capitalize on that early promise. David Roberts' compelling biography examines Stafford's disastrous marriages, including her first marriage to the volatile poet Robert Lowell, which culminated for her in a lengthy stay in a psychiatric hospital. Beautiful and gifted, Stafford squandered her health as well as her talent, ending her life embittered and alone.

Writing Places

Author : William Zinsser
ISBN : 0061877069
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“William Zinsser turns his zest, warmth and curiosity—his sharp but forgiving eye—on his own story. The result is lively, funny and moving, especially for anyone who cares about art and the business of writing well.” —Evan Thomas, Newsweek In Writing Places, William Zinsser—the author of On Writing Well, the bestseller that has inspired two generations of writers, journalists, and students—recalls the many colorful and instructive places where he has worked and taught. Gay Talese, author of A Writer’s Life, calls Writing Places, “Wonderful,” while the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette praises this unique memoir for possessing “all the qualities that Zinsser believes matter most in good writing—clarity, brevity, simplicity and humanity.”

The True Writer S Life

Author : William Lee Ballard
ISBN : 9781460244180
Genre : Religion
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This book has the potential to transform aspiring writers into published authors! Inside every reader is a writer, and inside every writer is a spiritual being, but even deeper than that, every spiritual being has the ability to tap into the mind and heart of God. Where does writing come from? Where do the ideas come from? How can you, as a writer, never worry about where your next idea, book, or blog is going to come from? This book answers those questions with profound insight and wisdom. There is a way to discover an endless vast of ideas and thoughts that can heal the world and change lives. The True Writer’s Life: Discovering the Author and Finisher of Our Faith is more than just discovering that you are a writer. It is discovering the Spirit of writing that dwells within you.

A Writer S Life

Author : The Writers' Trust of Canada
ISBN : 9780771089299
Genre : Literary Criticism
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For anyone who loves great literature -- or aspires to write it -- this is an essential collection, full of insight, wisdom, humour, and candour from Canada's most important and beloved literary figures. For the past twenty-five years, the Writers' Trust of Canada's annual lecture series, the Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture, has invited some of Canada's most prominent authors to discuss the theme of "A Writer's Life" in front of their peers. Hugh MacLennan, Mavis Gallant, Timothy Findley, W.O. Mitchell, Pierre Berton, P.K. Page, Dorothy Livesay, Alistair MacLeod, and Margaret Atwood, among others, have shared the personal challenges they faced in forging their own paths as writers, at a time when such a career was still unusual in this country. Intimate, frank, and revealing in tone, their lectures -- collected for the first time in celebration of the series' twenty-fifth anniversary -- provide a unique account of a period when a national writing community was just being formed, and give us unprecedented access to the heroes and heroines of Canadian literature as they share their insights into their work, the profession of writing, the growing canon of our literature, and the cultural history of our country. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Trust The Darkness

Author : Anthony C. Winkler
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131674538
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Trust the Darkness tells the story of Winklers development as a writer, and much more.

Janice Holt Giles A Writer S Life

Author : Dianne Watkins Stuart
ISBN : 0813129559
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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